As soon as the Commander in Chief appeared in the dress circle box, the right side of the orchestra stood up as one and wildly welcomed the general, who modestly bowed to all sides. But the left side, where were most of the soldiers’ deputies, stubbornly continued to sit. See more
It rose only when KornilovCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917 disappeared in the depth of the box, and members of the Provisional Government, lead by Kerensky, appeared on the stage. In response to loud cried of, “hail Revolution, hail Revolutionary army,” from the right there rang out, “hail general Kornilov!” The whole right side and the majority of officers, sitting in places designated for the Soviets, rises and gives the general a huge ovation. The hall is shaking with the thundering applause, the likes of which were never produced by Chaliapin himself.